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Rubén Cuevas Rumín

Profesor Titular UC3M y Subdirector del Instituto de Big Data UC3M-Santander, Universidad Carlos III

Ruben Cuevas is Associate Professor in the Telematics Engineering Department at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). He is also the Deputy Director of the UC3M-Santander Big Data Institute (IBiDAT). Between January and December 2012 he was Courtesy Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at University of Oregon.
He obtained his PhD and MSc in Telematics Engineering and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering at University Carlos III of Madrid in 2010, 2007 and 2005 respectively. Furthermore, he received his MSc in Network Planning and Managment at Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2006.
Ruben is coauthor of more than 70 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences such as ACM CoNEXT, WWW, Usenix Security, ACM HotNets, IEEE Infocom, ACM CHI, IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TPDS, CACM, PNAS, Nature Scientific Reports, PlosONE or Communications of the ACM. He has been the PI of 13 research projects funded by the EU H2020 and FP7 programs, the National Government of Spain and private companies and overall has participated in 27 research projects.
Ruben's main research interests include Online Advertising, Web Transparency, Personalization and Privacy, Internet Measurements and its application to solve longstanding problems in other disciplines such as economy or sociology.
His research in file-sharing piracy, online social networks, online advertising fraud and web transparency has been featured in major international and national media such as The Financial Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Times, New Scientist, Wired, Corriere della Sera, O'Globo, Le Figaro, El Universal, El Pais, El Mundo, ABC, Cadena Ser, Cadena Cope, TVE, Antena3, La Sexta, etc.
Ruben is the recipient of several prestigious prizes including the Telefonica Foundation Prize to the best Spanish PhD Thesis in Communication Networks and Services granted by the Spanish Telecommunication Association as well as the 2018 Emilio Aced Research Prize for the best research work in data protection granted by the Spanish Data Protection authority.
Ruben has been teaching since 2006 in different degrees and masters at UC3M in the fields of Telecommunications Engineering, Telematics Engineering and Computer Science. Moreover he was the Main Instructor of a Master/PhD course at the CIS department at University of Oregon in Fall semester 2012.


  • –present
    Profesor Titular UC3M y Subdirector del Instituto de Big Data, Universidad Carlos III


  • 2005 
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Ingeniería de Telecomunicación